March has been a great month for us. A month that I always find is a favorite whether it’s because Spring arrives, lighter days, my mother visiting, holidays like Mother’s Day or Easter, or whether March just is a good luck month. I love it. I truly have loved this year’s for sure. We have been so lucky with gorgeous sunny days and warmer temperatures. It seems life isn’t as hectic when the sun is shining even if things have slowed down. I always just feel better physically and mentally when the sun is shining as do the kids. I know hubby is always happier because it’s more golf. It’s been a very busy month for us that it feels like it’s been March for a very long time. Usually I am complaining time is going to fast, not this time. I have made myself stop more times than I normally do to smell the roses, take in the family time and appreciate March.
The kids have been a little tired and emotional with illnesses and been busy this is understandable. We are looking forward to some time in Ireland for the Easter holidays and a break to rest and recharge. Even though it’s been a great month in terms of weather and doing fun things we have probably had our toughest parenting month with the kids. It’s not like we have ever done this before so we are learning as we go in the parenting department. Whilst Mr P and I parent the exact same we both agree we need to change a few things up. At least we are on the same page and working towards shouting less and understanding our kids’ emotions more. After all, they are still so young and I think sometimes as a society we expect big things from these little people younger and younger. We have stepped back and took this on board. Now it’s about trying some new tactics. It was always easy having a baby and a toddler but once the age gap closed in and they became to hyper, running, toddlers well, the rules changed. Generally, they are amazing kids and they are SO loving as I boast about all the time. That love though turns into hyperness and getting each other to run through the house, break things, have funny laughing, shouting matches which they think is hilarious, I think breaks glass. Half the time it’s me shouting at them both for doing something not for doing things to each other, if that makes sense. I can’t wait for it to be warm enough after school to say go outside and play. A phrase my mother said endlessly to me and my siblings.
Looking back at a few family captures lately it seems we are a family that loves doors! If I spot a door, I find myself draw to it whether a capture of it because it’s colorful and lovely or a capture of the family in front of it. Funny enough, my kids usually beat me to it and shout, take a pictures of us! So this month it’s another park playing day, another big wooden door that I love so much, and a place that holds many weekend memories already for us.
MOMMY IS LOVING…
The warmer temperatures and Spring arriving.
Having my mother here for a few weeks.
Her new radio, my favorite USA stations ringing through the house.
DADDY IS LOVING…
His new car.
His new golf clubs.
Having new toys to play with for his midlife crisis. (joking)
BUBA IS LOVING…
Riding his bike more at the park. (but not when M & D take over).
Playing his first soccer game.
Writing M & D little love letters and leaving them around the house for us to find. (so sweet).
MISSY MOO IS LOVING…
Her vibrant pink Care Bear (brings back my own childhood memories).
Riding in Daddy’s new car shouting faster! (to my horror to Daddy’s delight).
Playing with her dollhouse.
TOGETHER WE ARE LOVING…
Having bike races at the park.
Feeding ducks out our own front door.
Having Granny and Grandma around so much this month.
The sunshine and warmer weather upon us.
I am glad the gloom of winter is behind us. We have a busy year planned ahead and it’s just getting started. I am learning better parenting skills as much as I am learning more about myself and what I can and can’t handle in terms of schedules and taking time for me. Daddy has been great trying new parenting tactics with me. He truly is the best partner and Daddy. I have enjoyed watching him do homework with B every night after dinner or get down and play dolls with MM. He is the best at getting them outdoors, on their bikes and playing sports too, if it’s a nice day out. We have laughed so much this month together as a family. Although a tiny moment where we thought we would race on the kids bikes at the park left us in hysterics, and our local park goers too but the two toddlers running after us telling us to, “GET OFF THEIR BIKES, NOW”. We like to be big kids too. They didn’t find it so funny. I couldn’t ask for a better little family unit. I am pouring out the love to them this month.
Don’t forget to check out my other lovely cohosts and the hostess’ family captures this month too. They are always so beautiful and full of love too! Dear Beautiful, Mummy Daddy Me, Tigerlilly Quinn, Bump-To-Baby, and Capture by Lucy.